Senior Dogs With Mobility Issues

Natural solutions for senior dogs with mobility issues

Pet owners love their dogs and will do anything to help them.  That is why it is so hard to watch our senior dogs struggling with mobility issues.  Certain issues plague this age group including:

  • Shaky legs
  • Trouble getting up and down
  • Tripping
  • Falling
  • Decline in activity

Typically, a visit to the veterinarian will result in a few drugs to help with inflammation and make the dog more comfortable.  However, do other solutions exist?  Advanced Animal Chiropractic serves Southeast Michigan and has great success with senior dogs and their problems.

A natural treatment with great results

Chiropractic is well known in the “human” world for helping many with back pain, neck pain, mobility issues and more.  Less known is a specific niche within the profession that practices solely on animals.  Animal Chiropractors are either veterinarians or chiropractors who have completed post-graduate training in animal chiropractic.  They are board certified by the AVCA or IVCA once they have completed the additional schooling, tests, and displayed competency with animals.

The difference between human and animal chiropractic

Many people are familiar with human chiropractic.  However, there are a couple differences between animal chiropractic and the more traditional side devoted to people.  This includes:

  • It is a lot more gentle – many people associate chiropractic with loud pops and twisting body parts.  The animal side is so gentle you may in fact miss the adjustment if you blink.
  • Animals respond quicker – People often require long care plans to address their ailments.  With animals, we typically see results within 3 adjustments.  If your pet is feeling better, it will show.

Want to learn more about chiropractic care for senior dogs and other pets?

To learn more you can browse our website at, contact us here, or call us at (248)606-0136 or (248)602-0807.  Additionally, you can visit our facebook page where we frequently post before and after videos.

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